Student Placement

Blackwell Elementary School will adhere to the following criteria and process for student placement.

Student Placement 2017-2018

One of the most important responsibilities of the school staff is to assign students to classes for the next year. The goal of the student placement policy is to design balanced classes, according to established criteria, which create the optimal learning environment for all Blackwell Elementary School students. Each classroom is a small community that must be representative of the perse social, academic, and physical needs and abilities of all students.

Student Placement Criteria:

1.Maintain an equal distribution of academically high, average, and low students.

2.Maintain an equal distribution of students that have a positive influence on other students.

3.Maintain a balance of dependent and independent workers.

4.Maintain an equal balance of boys and girls.

5.Accommodate special academic and social needs

Student Placement Process Timeline:

Date Action
Mid-March 2017 Reserve a Place forms sent home
March 27 Reserve a Place forms due to office
April 10 – 21 Parent Input form available on website
April 21 All Parent Input forms due to office by 4 PM
May – late August

Principal receives initial and updated enrollment projections from the district principal receives initial and updated enrollment projections from the district

Teacher/Staff input gathered for placement

Final placement completed by principal

August 31

Blackwell Back to Business Day

Individual student placement available to parents

Meet and Greet Day

September 5 First Day of School First Day of School
September 5-7 Kindergarten Family Connection Meetings
September 8 Kindergarten First Day of School